South Africa: MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba extends New Year greetings to staff

South Africa: Limpopo Department of Health (Bophelong) MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba extends New Year greetings to staff as she reflects on the 2022 journey, its challenges and successes. MEC commits to the public that 2023 can only be better in terms of service delivery, especially where 2022 outcomes were undesirable.

South Africa: Limpopo Department of Health (Bophelong) MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba extends New Year greetings to staff as she reflects on the 2022 journey, its challenges and successes. MEC commits to the public that 2023 can only be better in terms of service delivery, especially where 2022 outcomes were undesirable.

MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba also shared the 2023 New Year born babies’ statistics, as follows:

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1. Vhembe District- 14 boys + 23 girls = 37 babies.
5 Teenage mothers – 15 and 18 yrs from Malamulele Hospital
2. Sekhukhune District – 33 boys + 26 girls = 59 babies.
Mecklenburg Hospital delivered a 2, 9 kg girl at 00h01, and St Ritas delivered a 3kg boy at 00h08
10 Teenage Mothers, with 16 year old mother from Philadelphia Hospital.
3. Mopani District – 19 boys + 24 girls = 43 babies.
09 Teenager mothers- with 15, 16 and 17 years old from Letaba Hospital.
4. Wateberg District – 10 boys + 17 girls = 27 babies
Mokopane Hospital delivered a baby girl at 00h12 weighing 3503g.
02 Teenage mothers, with 15 year old mother from George Masebe Hospital and 17 year old mother from FH Odendaal Hospital.
5. Capricorn District – 12 boys + 15 girls = 27 babies.
2 Teenage mothers, with a 14 year old mother from Mankweng Hospital.

Boys = 88
Girls = 105
TOTAL = 193
Teenage Mothers =28

In 2022 we delivered 215 babies = 107 boys and 108 girls, with 24 Teenage Mothers, said MEC Ramathuba.

Furthermore, she added, “In 2023, We recorded 193 babies, less by 27 compared to 2022. 28 Teenage Mothers, an increase of four compared to 24 in 2022, with the highest number(10) from Sekhukhune District.

Deliveries per District
1. Vhembe = 37
2. Sekhukhune = 59
3. Mopani = 43
4. Wateberg = 27
5. Capricorn = 27